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One Charge Dropped For Austrailian Man Who Mooned The Queen, Jail Time Still Lingers

I don’t know how I didn’t hear about this in October when it first happened, but an Australian man mooned 85-year-old Queen Elizabeth II and her 90- year-old husband Prince Phillip. It wasn’t just your standard moon either, this guy brought some creativity, patriotism (if that’s possible), and even more hilarity to the act (no disrespect to British royalty).

Queen Elizabeth II/Prince Phillip
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My wife is British, we lived in England for a year and I absolutely adore the country and its people. Having said that, this story is hilarious! Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip paid a visit to the Australian city of Brisbane in October of 2011. As they drove through a crowd of tens of thousands of welcoming people, there was one all too welcoming individual.

A 22-year-old Sydney barman by the name of Liam Lloyd Warriner was arrested for baring it all to the British monarch and her husband. Warriner admitted to the act. To quote the Huffington Post, he was “holding an Australian flag clenched between his bare buttocks and running as the royal couple’s motorcade drove by.”

Warriner was originally charged with willful exposure, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison. That has since been dropped and he is expected to plead guilty to a lesser charge of creating a public nuisance. That charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail. Warriner will appear for sentencing on February 14th. Thanks for the love, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Click here to read the full article. What do you think? Does this warrant any jail time?

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